Outstanding individuals and groups were awarded for their remarkable contributions to the public.
An expert wood scientist who developed a sustainable method of harvesting timber resin, a medical technologist who put up the country’s first Provincial Malaria Elimination Hub, a leading cybercrime advocate, a scientist who solved the “cocolisap” outbreak, and a heroic fire officer from Tacloban City with a tragic story are among this year’s outstanding public servants.
“[W]e fete exceptional individuals for their innovations to improve public service delivery… They have proven that work setbacks can be transformed into opportunities and public servants can choose to be agents of change,” said Civil Service Commission (CSC) Alicia dela Rosa–Bala in her opening remarks at the awards rites of the 2015 Search for Outstanding Public Officials and Employees.
Recipients of the Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award are:
- Teodora B. Balangcod, Professor III
University of the Philippines, Baguio City
- Alma C. Dickson, Agricultural Center Chief IV
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Quezon City
- Arsenio B. Ella, Scientist III
Forest Products Research and Development Institute – Department of Science and Technology, Los Baños, Laguna
- Dina A. Genzola, Senior Agriculturist
Office of the Provincial Agriculturist – Provincial Government of Negros Occidental, Bacolod City
- Roberto C. Guarte, Professor VI
Visayas State University, Baybay City, Leyte
- Julius A. Lecciones, Executive Director III
Philippine Children’s MedicalCenter, Quezon City
- Lilibeth B. Martin, Medical Technologist II
Provincial Health Office – Provincial Government of Abra, Bangued, Abra
- Amer A. Saber, Medical Center Chief I
Amai Pakpak Medical Center, Marawi City, Lanao del Sur
- Gilbert C. Sosa, Police Senior Superintendent
Philippine National Police, Quezon City
- Cecilia B. Vidoy, Special Education Teacher I
Rabat-Rocamora Mati Central School SPED Center, Mati City, Davao Oriental
- Jonar I. Yago, Professor IV
Nueva Vizcaya State University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
The Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award is conferred to an individual or group of individuals for exceptional or extraordinary contributions resulting from an idea or performance that had nationwide impact on public interest, security, and patrimony. The contribution may be a suggestion, innovation, or superior accomplishment. Awardees receive a gold-gilded medallion expertly crafted by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), a presidential plaque containing the citation and signature of the President of the Philippines, and a cash prize of P200,000.
Meanwhile, recipients of the Dangal ng Bayan Award for ethical public service are as follows:
- Menia S. Alvidera, Education Program Supervisor
Department of Education Division of Roxas City, City of Roxas, Capiz
- Maria Daisy O. Bercede, State Auditor IV
Commission on Audit Regional Office No. 7, Cebu City
- Vivencio B. Claros, Jail Officer II
Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Rodriguez, Rizal
- Trixie M. Dagame, Fire Officer II
Bureau of Fire Protection Regional Office No. 8, Tacloban City
- Roy A. Esteron, Truck Driver
National Food Authority Quirino Provincial Office, Cabarroguis, Quirino
- Juvy S. Gaton, Information Officer II
Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office No. 6, Iloilo City
- Jo Anne D. Haber, Director IV
Office of the President, San Miguel, Manila
- Mario V. Navasero, Scientist I
University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna
The Dangal ng Bayan Award is conferred to an individual for performing extraordinary act or public service and consistent demonstration of exemplary ethical behavior on the basis of the employee’s observation of the eight norms of conduct provided under Republic Act No. 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees. Awardees receive a trophy designed by National Artist for Sculpture Napoleon V. Abueva and a cash prize of P200,000.
Furthermore, the CSC conferred the honor awards for outstanding work performance to nine individuals and two groups, namely:
- Danny C. Cachola, Elementary School Principal II
Matucay Elementary School, Allacapan, Cagayan
- Jinglebert P. Collado, Teacher I
Department of Education Division of Davao del Norte, Tagum City, Davao del Norte
- Gloria M. De La Cruz, Agricultural Center Chief IV
Philippine Carabao Center – DMMMSU Campus, Rosario, La Union
- Virgilio M. Fuertes, Senior Science Research Specialist
Department of Science and Technology Regional Office No. 10, Cagayan de Oro City
- Eunice A. Layugan, Associate Professor V
Cagayan State University Aparri, Aparri, Cagayan
- Luz R. Marcelino, Chief Science Research Specialist
Department of Agriculture Regional Office No. 5, Pili, Camarines Sur
- Albert G. Ramos, Senior Water Resources Facility Technician
Plaridel Water District, Plaridel, Bulacan
- Ernesto F. Rivera, Information Technology Officer II
Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, Pasig City
- Mary Anne T. Timbreza, Civil Registrar
Municipal Government of Tayum, Poblacion Tayum, Abra
- COMELEC – ITD iREHISTRO Team, Commission on Election
- Office for Agricultural Services (Rice Group)
Provincial Government of Kalinga, Tabuk City, Kalinga
The CSC Pagasa Award is conferred to an individual or group of individuals for outstanding contribution resulting from an idea or performance which directly benefit more than one department of the government though not of such extraordinary or exceptional degree to merit the Lingkod Bayan Award. Awardees receive a gold-gilded medallion expertly crafted by the BSP, a plaque containing the citation and signature of the Chairperson of the CSC, and a cash prize of P100,000.
CSC Commissioner Robert S. Martinez sat as chair of the Special Committee on the Lingkod Bayan and Pagasa Awards, with Philippine Coffee Board President Pacita “Chit” U. Juan as vice chair, and Chief of Presidential Protocol Celia Anna M. Feria, GMA Network Corporate Affairs Assistant Vice President Ma. Teresa L. Pacis, and Richwell Trading Corporation and Richprime Global Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Myrna T. Yao as members.
The Special Committee on the Dangal ng Bayan Awards is composed of CSC Commissioner Martinez and Tanodbayan Conchita Carpio-Morales as co-chairs, and Commission on Audit Chair Michael G. Aguinaldo, Undersecretary Michael Frederick G. Musngi, and Ambassador Feria as members.
The CSC holds the annual nationwide Search for Outstanding Public Officials and Employees in the bureaucracy under its Honor Awards Program (HAP). The Program serves as the bureaucracy’s employee incentives and awards system.
—From the Civil Service Commission